Lou Anna Simon http://michiganradio.org en Michigan State University trustees consider tuition increase this morning http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-state-university-trustees-consider-tuition-increase-morning <p>Michigan State University students should prepare to pay more tuition this fall.</p><p></p><p>The M-U Board of Trustees will vote on a tuition hike this morning.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The proposed tuition hike averages out to about 2.8%.</p><p></p><p>MSU president Lou Anna K. Simon defends the tuition increase.</p><p></p><p>“In terms of planning for families, we’ve tried to be as transparent as possible,” says Simon, “And we actually have a lower number than we planned.”</p><p></p><p>The tuition rate increase will not be uniform across the board.</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 04:19:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 13175 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan State University trustees consider tuition increase this morning MSU President Simon expects F-RIB strategy in 2-3 weeks http://michiganradio.org/post/msu-president-simon-expects-f-rib-strategy-2-3-weeks <p>&nbsp;Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon says she expects to announce a strategy for the shool&#39;s much anticipated F-RIB project in two to three weeks.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;The comment comes on the heels of an encouraging federal review of critical aspects of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams.</p><p>Simon stresses the importance of ongoing support from Michigan legislators in Washington.</p> Wed, 04 Jul 2012 11:49:55 +0000 Mark Bashore 8139 at http://michiganradio.org MSU President Simon expects F-RIB strategy in 2-3 weeks Commentary: Who really runs Michigan’s universities? http://michiganradio.org/post/commentary-who-really-runs-michigan-s-universities <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial" id="role_document" size="2"><font size="4"><font size="4"><font size="4">Most people would probably say their presidents. Based on a non-scientific experiment I&rsquo;ve been conducting in casual conversations, a fair number of people, can even name the presidents of those schools.</font></font></font></font></p><p><font color="#000000" face="Arial" size="2"><font size="4"><font size="4"><font size="4">Well, at least the one they attended.</font></font></font></font></p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 15:56:55 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 7051 at http://michiganradio.org Commentary: Who really runs Michigan’s universities? College students to protest higher ed cuts at state capitol http://michiganradio.org/post/college-students-protest-higher-ed-cuts-state-capitol <p>Many college students are expected to gather at the state Capitol tomorrow&nbsp;to protest Governor Rick Snyder&rsquo;s proposal for <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/ac/20110308/tr_ac/8018590_michigan_higher_ed_funding_cuts_a_vicious_circle">deep budget cuts to public universities and colleges</a>.&nbsp;The protesting students may have the support of their university presidents.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://president.msu.edu/biography/">Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon</a> says she hopes lawmakers listen to the concerns of students who show up to protest at the Capitol. She says student voices still matter, even if the movement does not sway lawmakers in the Republican-led Legislature.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;What happens today, what happens in whether or not all these changes actually balance a budget and move to prosperity will affect their lives forever.&quot;</p></blockquote><p>Simon says this is a great time for students to be a part of the democratic process, and learn as much from real life experience as they could in the classroom. She told lawmakers that most students surveyed at MSU say they want to live in Michigan after they graduate. But, she says, fewer than half think they will be able to stay and find jobs in the state. Wed, 23 Mar 2011 20:34:00 +0000 Laura Weber 1765 at http://michiganradio.org College students to protest higher ed cuts at state capitol